ftp from joomla

Posted September 18, 2013 3.7k views
there are some backup> transfer extensions for joomla (e.g. akeeba backup) that use ftp to backup/clone a site to another location. they've worked everywhere I've ever used them...except here...and that's probably for good reason (since there are risks of course). how can I make this work for the short time and disable later, yes, I know not particularly safe. joomla is trying to use an ftp user on port 21,, (and I'm using a valid sftp user). but it fails. help me with some basics someone!!?

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by Etel Sverdlov
ProFTPD is a popular ftp server. Although it is not the lightest ftp server available for virtual servers, it is a powerful and configurable program. This tutorial explains how to install, configure, and access the ProFTPD server. It is written for Ubuntu 12.04.

I’ve complete this (using Joomla3) by using SFTP without installing ptoftpd.

Before using it need to check that you have ssh2 php library already installed.

To install it on Ubuntu 14.04 (in my case):

sudo apt-get install libssh2-php

Then use SFTP:

host: localhost
port: 22
user: root
pass: <your pass>